Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2016
DD ISBN 9780698411753 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2016
DD ISBN 9781101925256 $66.50
Scientific achievement on a massive scale is the subject of this thoughtful account of how NASA scientists put an exploration vehicle on Mars. With his likable vocal personality adding to the appeal of the story, narrator Christopher Grove sounds tuned-in to the ebb and flow of the narrative's drama. The performance is a totally believable blend of his precise enunciation and conversational phrasing. Author Adam Steltzner is a hippie-musician turned scientist who makes his 10 years working on this project sound more like a personal journey than an engineering saga. He focuses on the human and organizational challenges and keeps everything moving with heartfelt asides and astute observations. The vibrancy in his perspective and in Grove's performance makes this an inspiring lesson on how organizations of all types can achieve amazing things. T.W. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2017]
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